Donna Jean Litherland, 82, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017.

She was born July 12, 1935, in Harrisburg, Illinois, the daughter of Jeff and Goldie Mae (Hunt) Aldridge.  On August 6, 1954, she married James Litherland in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. 

Donna was an active member of Evangelical United Methodist Church holding many positions including chairman of the Board of Trustees.  She was a homemaker and loved the time she spent with her family and her sorority sisters of Beta Sigma Phi.

Her community was important, as she unselfishly donated much of her time to many charities and personally collected Christmas items and clothing each year for mentally handicapped children.

Left to cherish Donna’s memory is her husband of 63 years, Jim; children Steve Litherland and his wife Teresa of North Port, Florida, Kathy Jean Litherland of Harrisburg, Illinois, and, Jeffery Scott Litherland and his wife Sherrie of North Port, Florida; and three grandchildren Nicholas, Emily and Dylan Litherland all of North Port, Florida.   

Donna was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Clara and Jeannetta.

Visitation will be held Sunday, November 19, 2017, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Short Funeral Home.  Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. with burial immediately following in Highland Memorial Cemetery.  

Memorials can be made to Illinois Special Olympics and to the charity of your choice.

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Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve the Litherland family.

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